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Forest Health Seminar

Close-up of wood with Annosus root rot Picture of overstocked forest Insect damage on inside of tree bark Scattered dead trees from root rot in forest

Is Your Forest “Healthy”?  What Does That Mean?

Insects, disease, drought, wildfire, climate change, invasive species . . . These are all challenges that forests face and they seem to be taking a toll.  As you look around the forest in your backyard or on your way to work, you may see several dead or dying trees.  But is this anything to worry about?

Forest health is a complex concept and tree death is a natural part of it, which can make it difficult to know when a dead or dying tree is truly a bad thing.  This seminar will help you understand when to be concerned, what to look for, and what you may be able to do about it on your own property.  You’ll also receive a wealth of information on resources available in your area that can help you learn and do more.

What’s Covered:

  • Forest health concepts and learning how to identify a problem
  • Identifying and managing common tree insects and diseases
  • Identifying damage from environmental stressors
  • Understanding wildfire risk and adaptation in western Washington
  • Resources available in your area to help you with your management


When:   Thursday, November 14 from 6PM-8PM

Where:   Hegewald Center – 710 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA 98648

Cost:     There is no cost to this seminar but please register ahead of time so we can get a head count.

Ready to sign up?

Sign up by filling out the online registration form.  If you have any questions, contact Patrick Shults at or 360-740-1213.

Need Accommodations?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs. To request accommodations, you must call Patrick Shults at (360) 740-1213 or email at at least two weeks in advance. WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.